Education Benefits

Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. The Post-9/11 GI Bill is effective August 1, 2009.

Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, on-the-job training, flight training, correspondence training, licensing and national testing programs, entrepreneurship training, and tutorial assistance. All training programs must be approved for GI Bill benefits.

DOD may offer the opportunity to transfer your benefits to a spouse or dependent children for individuals who were members of the Armed Forces on 1 Aug 2009. Visit for more information. 

IRs may also reference this article for how to apply and transfer your 9/11 GI Bill. 

Tuition Assistance (TA)

TA is available to IMAs for both distance learning and on-campus courses. TA is offered each FY as long as funding is available. The servicing education office for IRs is AFRC located at ARPC in Denver, Colorado. Members must have an evaluated degree plan on file before applying for TA. Funding may be submitted as early as 45 days before the class starts but must be requested a minimum of 7 days prior to the start of course, with Supervisors coordination. TA will cover up to $250.00 per credit hour with a maximum of $4500.00 per FY. Successful course completion is defined as receiving a letter grade of C- or better for undergraduate study, B- or better for graduate. Application for TA is made online by visiting the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) (also found on the Air Force Portal). IMAs should contact ARPC/DPT Education Services for more information.

Career Management Navigation

Force Development
- Force Development
- Development Teams
- Reserve Enlisted and Officer Development Plans

Developmental Education
- Developmental Education
- Enlisted Developmental Education Board
- Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board
- Non-Board In-Residence and Distance Learning Courses

Formal Schools
- Formal School Request Process

Education Benefits
- Post 9/11 GI Bill
- Tuition Assistance
- Evaluations
- Enlisted Performance Report
- Officer Performance Report

- Enlisted Promotions
- Unit Vacancy Promotions
- Officer Promotions
- Mandatory Consideration
- Position Vacancy Consideration
- Officer Selection Board

- RIO Non-EAD Airman Commissioning Program
- Retirement
- Blended Retirement System

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